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50 for 50 PDF Print

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, we are organizing 50 servant events for our congregation to participate in throughout the next year. Below is the schedule for those events. We encourage you to participate in as many as you can, and sign-up on the Human Care Ministries board by the fellowship hall for any that require it.


Jan 1 – 14 - Random Acts of Kindness

Perform at least one random act of kindness each day.  Examples would be:  shovel a neighbour’s sidewalk, talk to a classmate without friends, buy a coffee for a stranger


Jan 15 - Blanket Drive

Collect blankets/sleeping bags for homeless.  Collection will start in December and will be delivered Jan 15th


Jan 23    Shift at Food Bank


A shift has been booked at the Food Bank 5:45 – 8:00.  Please include your e-mail address on the sign up sheet


Jan 26    children’s choir sing at Manor


All of Feb - Visit homebound members of the congregation

LWML visits shut-ins during Feb – others encouraged to do so too


Feb 4 - Blood Donor drive

Go as a group to donate blood. 11:00 at Cdn Blood Services (737 – 13 Ave SW)


Feb 19 - Collect stamps for Cdn Bible Society

Collection will start in December and will be delivered Feb 19th


Feb 25 - Coldest Night of the Year Walk

This is a fundraiser for the Mustard Seed. Participate in the fundraiser walk or volunteer as a support person

"We Care Project" PDF Print

The Human Care Ministries Board and the LWML are supporting the Canadian Lutheran World Relief "We Care Project".  This project gives you many options for helping CLWR by filling a bag of supplies for:

  • teacher's kit
  • baby bundle
  • living and learning kit
  • personal care kit
  • sewing kits
  • hygiene kit

Details about the contents for each kit plus bags and shipping labels are on the bulletien board in the donation bin area in the narthex.  Free shipping is available.

Just leave your filled and labeled bag in the We Care Project bin and Human Care Ministries will take care of the rest!

Care for the Caregiver Workshop Jan 20 2013 PDF Print

Have you heard of the term "The Sandwich Generation"?

It is used to apply to the many people who nowadays are providing some level of care and support for their aging parents while their own family is still at home.  This can result in some pretty heavy demands being made on time, energy and emotions.

We have examples of the Sandwich Generation in our own church family and also others who, while lovingly helping to support family or friends through times of need, are also experiencing similar stresses and strains.

Human Care Ministries has enlisted the help of Charlene Retzlaff, who is the resources liaison officer for Alberta Health Services Family Care Centre here in Calgary. Charlene is coming to speak to us on January 20th after the second service. She will address some of the common problems facing the Sandwich Generation and other caregivers, and share some ideas for self-care and for tackling issues frequently associated with care-giving.

Do come and join us for a soup lunch before the presentation. To help us with catering numbers, there is a sign-up sheet on the Human Care notice board, just outside the Fellowship Hall.

2012 Carolling PDF Print

On Friday, December 14th, about thirty members of our congregation went to the homes of some of our home-bound members to celebrate the birth of our Lord.  They sang Christmas carols and delivered plates of homemade cookies.  The weather was beautiful and the groups were large so they often stood outside to carol, spreading the joy to neighbours too.  Thank you to all who attended!

Care Cards PDF Print

In each pew you will find a "Care Card" on the back side of the communion registration card.  If you have a need, or if you know of someone who has a need, you can write it on the Care Card and put the card in the small locked wooden box on the welcome table in the church entrance.  A member of the Board of Human Care Ministries will contact you or the person in need.  All requests are kept confidential.

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